11th Annual Rotary Unity Run a community affair

The Annual Rotary Unity Run has established itself not only as a favorite event for runners in Alaska, but has become a meaningful community event… Continue reading

Kenai library nominated for national award

  In honor of the 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, the Kenai Community Library is holding a superhero contest and Comic Con through Saturday.… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

SoHi turf track and field project nears completion

With a few final things left to do, the Soldotna High School turf track and field project is on schedule to be completed before the… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand

JUNEAU (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott brought in nearly $300,000 during the latest fundraising period, more than Republican Gov. Sean Parnell.But Parnell had… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2014

Voters take up oil tax debate before August referendum

The public was encouraged to participate in an oil tax discussion last week during a debate between current and former state government officials broadcast across… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2014
  • By ELWOOD BREHMER

A look into what it takes to prepare for the dutch oven state championship

In the weeks leading up to the 55th annual Soldotna Progress Days, the Anderson household circulates competitors of all ages for the Alaska State Dutch… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Central Kenai Peninsula Residents talk about what Progress Days mean to them

On a bright, but windy Saturday afternoon Peninsula residents noted the continuous evolution of Soldotna’s central business district. Each took a moment to reflect on… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

A preview of this year’s Progress Days

As the 55th annual Soldotna Progress Days celebrates the evolving hub of the central Kenai Peninsula, the event continues to adapt and add activities to… Continue reading

  • Jul 22, 2014
  • By Kelly Sullivan

Rhines Road residents wary of improvements

This construction season, Rhines, Fishermans and Capryl roads in North Kenai made it to the top of the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s list for road improvements.… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2014
  • By KAYLEE OSOWSKI

Busy weekend sees increase in accidents

With the increase of motorists on land and water across the central Kenai Peninsula this weekend, first responders saw a steady rise in accidents.From Friday… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

JBER soldier attacked by bear

ANCHORAGE — An Alaska Army National Guard soldier was wearing a combat helmet and other protective gear when he was attacked by a bear while… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2014
  • By Rachel D'oro

TAPS moves17 billionth barrel

JUNEAU (AP) — The trans-Alaska pipeline has moved its 17 billionth barrel of oil.The operator of the 37-year-old pipeline, Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., announced the… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2014

LNG consortium files application for export license

The consortium planning the big North Slope gas pipeline and liquefied natural gas export project has taken another big step. An application was filed Friday… Continue reading

  • Jul 21, 2014
  • By Tim Bradner

Incoming art

It has been almost two years since local artist John Coyne crafted six aluminum alloy caribou, boxed up the 16 sculpture pieces and transported them… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2014
  • By MITCHELL SCHMIDT

State takes ownership of Eagle Rock Boat Launch

Twice a day, at least during the fishing season, Tracy Poore leaves his house, walks to he end of his driveway and then down the… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2014
  • By Rashah McChesney

Photo: Just for kicks

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  • Jul 20, 2014
  • By DAN BALMER

Scores dead in first major ground battle in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The first major ground battle in two weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting exacted a steep price Sunday: It killed 65 Palestinians… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2014
  • By KARIN LAUB and TIA GOLDENBERG

Sitka project makes grocery store trip easier

SITKA — A trip to the grocery store can be a big ordeal for parents of children with disabilities.“It can be challenging, because I have… Continue reading

  • Jul 20, 2014
  • By SHANNON HAUGLAND